Parent Information

Here is some helpful information that will be useful as we begin our learning journey in 2019! This post as well as other important parent information can be found under the Parent Information tab on this learning blog.

We are looking forward to a great year with you and your children!

Author Visit: Jim Poulter 

Today the Middles were fortunate to be visited by Australian author, Jim Poulter. Jim has written a number of Aboriginal themed children’s books. One of which is titled The Secret of Dreaming. Over the past week, we have been exploring this text as part of our learning in Religion. We have made connections between this poem and the Creation story in the Bible.

It was great to have Jim speak to us today as we were able to ask him questions about the text and clarify our understanding. He also told us many interesting and funny stories!

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What did you enjoy most about Jim’s visit? 

What did you find interesting?

What was something new that you learnt?

Has your understanding of the text The Secret of Dreaming changed now? How so?

5 Moves to 100

This week in the Middles we have been playing a number of different place value games as part of our Maths Warm Up.

One of our favourite games is 5 Moves to 100! In this game, we play against a partner and try to make a number as close to 100 as possible in exactly 5 moves.

Here are the instructions on how to play the game in case you’d like to play at home. They can also be found under the Mathematics tab of this learning blog.

Welcome!

Welcome everyone to the Clams, Coral and Oyster Learning Blog!

On this blog you will be able to follow the learning adventures of the Middle School Learning Community. Throughout the year, we will keep you updated with blog entries, photos and videos of our learning experiences as well as reminders and important information. Make sure you click the ‘follow’ button (found on the right hand side of this blog page) so that you don’t miss a minute! 🙂

On Friday, we had a wonderful start to the 2019 school year, spending the day getting to know each other and our new learning communities. It was great to see everyone feeling refreshed and ready for another year of learning.

Some reminders for this term include:

  • Morning Gathering: Wednesdays in the amphitheatre
  • Specialist Program: Wednesdays
    All Middle students are required to wear their Full Sports Uniform to school.
  • Swimming:
    Thursdays (Coral Homegroup)
    • Fridays (Clams and Oyster Homegroups)
      Students are required to wear their bathers underneath their Full Sports Uniform on the day of their swimming lesson. A separate swimming bag with a change of underwear, a towel and a pair of thongs may also be helpful for your child to bring.
  • Lunch Orders: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays

If at stage you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask in person or via email. The Middle teachers’ email addresses can be found on the right hand side of this blog.

We are looking forward to working together this year.

Madeline, Simone and Catherine
Middle Teachers